| Oct 25, 2012
A big-budget film's marketing mission is simple: Eliminate the idea of an unsuspecting audience. Did people know what they were getting when they got "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"? Yes. They got what they were shown in the 30-second ads, over and...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 1:41 AM
You will not like this movie. You will not understand this movie. I can prove the second statement, and am merely taking a guess on the first.
Tom Hanks had to explain the movie to Letterman last week when Dave said he didn’t get it. He asked if...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 12:20 PM
David Mitchell's 2004 novel “Cloud Atlas” was ambitious, sometimes confounding, and absolutely riveting. Viewers are likely to find the film “Cloud Atlas” — written and directed by Tom Tykwer (“Run Lola Run”)...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 10:34 AM
What's the best way to alienate your audience when you're performing? Promote a political agenda like Madonna did Saturday night at the New Orleans Arena.
With ticket prices averaging north of $100, Madonna packed the Hornets' home with almost 30...
| Feb 21, 2013
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If I know ruthless drug dealers (which I don't, but still), I really don't think you can just approach their operation and say you want in. When trust is paramount, a new face, particularly one attached to a body the size of human anvil...
| Feb 21, 2013
Large, in charge and nobody's little Margie: Dwayne Johnson takes on the drug kingpins in "Snitch." Place your bets!
"Snitch" comes from a story told in a "Frontline" documentary about the post-Reagan-era injustice of mandatory minimum sentencing for...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 6:27 PM
There's been a big, new blow-'em-up action film nearly every week so far in this admittedly young year. Nearly all have been intended to showcase a 60-ish star — Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Willis — and nearly all were disappointments. Jason...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 9:38 AM
"Argo" (R). In 1979, after Iranian revolutionaries storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans trapped. With Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and Alan Arkin. TownMall Cinemas (1:00,...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 9:45 PM
Marylanders made history Tuesday as they voted to make same-sex marriage legal — a question that had been defeated each of the 32 times it had been on the ballot in other states.
"To Maryland's children – please know that you and your...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 11:14 AM
It wouldn't be a holiday in New York without the PIX11 Yule Log! The Yule Log, the famous film loop of a burning log in a hearth, has warmed the hearts of` viewers since it debuted on PIX in 1966. To celebrate the fabled fire stick's 46th anniversary,...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 7:58 AM
El drama de los ancianos que rehúsan pasar los últimos días de su vida en un asilo adquiere una solución de "ENMV0002398">"película" en Robot & Frank. En este filme protagonizado por legendario Frank Langella, un octogenario conoce un robot que lo cuida y...